Philip Larsen
Philip Larsen
29-Year-Old DefensemanD
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Philip Larsen in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed with European team Salavat Yulaev (KHL-Russia) in April of 2017.
Taken off IR
DVancouver Canucks  Foreign
January 25, 2017
Larsen (upper body) is no longer listed on IR, per the NHL's official media site.
ANALYSIS
It's been 23 games since Larsen sustained that upper-body ailment, and NHL.com projects that he'll sit this next one out despite being activated. The Canucks will go right back to work Thursday for a contest against the Coyotes in Arizona, so there's still a chance that Larsen factors into a match ahead of the All-Star break. Vancouver fans and deep-league fantasy owners will hope No. 63 can stay on the ice for a sustained period of time, as he has the potential to mature into a fine two-way defenseman -- plus he's averaging 3:07 of power-play ice time this season.
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Larsen split his time between the NHL and AHL last season, and may end up riding the same roller coaster this season. His biggest value to the team is as a veteran presence, but he does offer a little offensive upside … if he can stay out of the press box. That's easier said than done for the veteran of five seasons, but only 125 NHL games -- he seems to have a hard time sticking on NHL rosters.
Larsen was acquired from the Stars in the Shawn Horcoff trade. In his last 87 games for Dallas, he has five goals and 11 assists. He does have some offensive upside, but it seems the Oilers have a lot of these kinds of players on their roster. Maybe if they throw enough mud against the wall, something will stick. Larsen could be the guy to stick, but is unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact this year.
Larsen was called up from the minors early last season due to Alex Goligoski's hand injury and was a constant presence on Dallas' blueline for the remainder of the season (save for a few minor injuries). He showed surprisingly good play in his own zone and his offensive game should being to emerge as he matures. He's a decent bet to approach 25 points in a full season.
Larsen's first full season in North American was a success, as he chipped in some offense (4-17 in 54 games with Dallas' AHL team) and saw brief time in the NHL for the second straight year. The Stars will likely want him to play most of the season in the AHL, further refining his game and filling out physically, but there's a nice future ahead for the puck-moving blueliner.
Larsen picked up an assist in two games at the NHL level last year, but spent most of the season against older competition in the Sweedish Elite League. He gets high marks for his hockey sense, though it hasn't translated into big offensive totals from the blue line.
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Placed on IR
DVancouver Canucks  Foreign
Upper Body
December 8, 2016
Larsen is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, TSN reports.
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Spends night in hospital
DVancouver Canucks  Foreign
Undisclosed
December 7, 2016
Larsen (undisclosed) stayed overnight at a hospital after leaving Tuesday's matchup with New Jersey on a stretcher, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.
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Exits Tuesday's contest on stretcher
DVancouver Canucks  Foreign
Undisclosed
December 6, 2016
Larsen left Tuesday's game against the Devils on a stretcher and will not return, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
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Healthy enough to return
DVancouver Canucks  Foreign
November 29, 2016
Larsen (illness) will be in the lineup against the Wild on Tuesday.
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No longer on injured reserve
DVancouver Canucks  Foreign
Illness
November 28, 2016
Larsen (illness) is no longer listed on the team's injured reserve, per the NHL Media site. He skated alongside Nikita Tryamkin during Monday's practice session, Jon Abbot of TSN 1040 reports.
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